As Chicago tentatively emerges from a weird, dark, rainy early spring, the beginning of May brings hope for sunshine and street festivals to come. Brighter days grow ever-closer, but for those who can’t wait, the latest Eater Chicago Heatmap has arrived with four new options for fun and merriment.
A hotly anticipated Black-owned wine bar and restaurant in Bronzeville enters the list, as does an Italian-style all-day cafe in Gold Coast. There’s also a popular omakase pop-up that’s settled into permanent digs in the West Loop, and a playful boba spot with Korean fried chicken and Japanese snacks in Andersonville. Happy dining, Chicago.
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